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Old 08-08-10, 11:27 AM   #1
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Humber Clipper??

I just picked up a 1951 Humber Clipper and I need new decals for it and a frame pump. Anybody got a lead??
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Old 08-08-10, 05:13 PM   #2
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Dos it look somewhat like this:



or this:



Check here for decals:

http://www.hlloydcycles.com/
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Um, you're not allowed to say that you "just picked up a 1951 Humber Clipper" WITHOUT POSTING ANY PICTURES! Cripes.

So, please post some pics, huh?
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Gary, you've got a perfect little mate for the Sports!
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Gary, you've got a perfect little mate for the Sports!
It's not mine Eric, wish it was!! I found the pictures on the Flickr Humber Bicycle group.
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more like the first pic. Different fork and chainring. I'll post up some pics tomorrow. Its in pretty rough shape looks wise but solid mechanically.
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more like the first pic. Different fork and chainring. I'll post up some pics tomorrow. Its in pretty rough shape looks wise but solid mechanically.
Can I ask what makes you believe it's a '51 Humber Clipper? Is it the decals? Did the previous owner tell you it was? I'm not an expert, but I believe Humbers made in that early 50's time frame would have the Duplex forks and that distintive chain wheel of 5 figures "dancing".
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decals and headbadge indicate "Humber" hesdbadge and top tube, "Clipper" downtube. the SA-AW hub is dated 1951.
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Here's some pics, click to embigen:





Not the greatest pictures but you get the idea.
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Better HB and fork crown:

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Talk about "patina"! Thanks for the pics!
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Interesting pictures. I wonder now if Humber used regular Raleigh type forks and different chain rings as well as those made famous by Humber at times?

Here are two more sources for decals. You may have to contact them as Humber decals are not listed in their current stock lists.

http://www.velocals.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://stores.ebay.com/Cyclomondo

So, what are your plans; clean up or total restoration?
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Probably full resto, working on a '54 Raleigh Sport now so it will be a while.
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Niagara Cycle Works has $4.99 frame pumps that will work on an English 3-speed.
http://www.niagaracycle.com/index.ph...er_id=&sort=3a

What exactly was the original color on that bike?
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What exactly was the original color on that bike?
That year Humber offered gloss black, royal blue, deep crimson, orange, and mild bland, which you see above.

Just crying out for some Meguiars, eh? Maybe there's an actual color under there!
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this image you can see how little difference there is between the makes at the raleigh factory
its not the same model but in

this is my 51 ish humber, not sure if i have the clipper or the beeston though


51 catalog scan
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also could you measure your decals for me as im trying to get some made for another humber i have info here

http://www.flickr.com/groups/humberb...7624703954618/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/spectru...ls/3050688961/
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